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How to make Brexit work for your business

SPONSORED CONTENT - The precise nature of Britain's post-Brexit relationship with the EU is yet to be determined. But the current state of flux repres…
3 May 2019
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Economy

Argentina is reverting to type

The Argentine peso has been the worst-performing currency against the dollar this year, and more misery could be in store.
3 May 2019
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The charts that matter: the US economy’s big surprise

US economic growth absolutely hammered expectations for the first quarter. John Stepek looks at what that means to the charts that matter the most to …
27 Apr 2019
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Stock markets

The biggest threat to investors right now is the strong US dollar

The year so far has been epic for investors. But with the US dollar hitting a two-year high, things could be about to change. John Stepek explains why…
26 Apr 2019
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Gold

Why you need to own gold

All the talk of Modern Monetary Theory misses one key point, says Eoin Treacy. We’re already well down the road of printing money to fund government s…
19 Apr 2019
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Stock markets

Emerging markets bounce back

Last year emerging market stocks fell by nearly a quarter, says Marina Gerner. But in 2019 it has been a different story.
19 Apr 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: US jobless figures finally hit a fresh low

The four-week moving average of weekly US jobless claims fell to 207,000, the lowest level in nearly 50 years. John Stepek looks at the chart as well …
13 Apr 2019
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Economy

Investors head for India

Voting in the world’s largest election began this week in India and this time investors are looking forward to the results.
12 Apr 2019
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Currencies

Bitcoin has been bouncing – but is the bear market really behind us?

Bitcoin has been on the up over the past few months. So, is that it for the bear market, and what does the future hold for the cryptocurrency? Dominic…
10 Apr 2019
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Economy

British banks should stop fretting about Brexit

British banks should be bolder and go looking for new opportunities in Europe, says Matthew Lynn.
7 Apr 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: have recession rumours been overstated?

With the "yield curve" bouncing back nicely, does that mean the risk of a recession is receding? To find out, John Stepek looks to the charts that mat…
6 Apr 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter – a ray of hope in the US employment data

As US unemployment falls again, John Stepek looks at what it means for the markets and the global economy, plus a rundown of the rest of the charts th…
30 Mar 2019
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The charts that matter – the yield curve is dangerously close to inverting

The Federal Reserve's renewed dovishness has had a dramatic effect on the yield curve. John Stepek explains what that means, and looks at the rest of …
23 Mar 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: Tesla hits a pothole

Electric-car group Tesla has had a rough week. John Stepek looks at what was behind it, and at the rest of the global economy’s most important charts.
16 Mar 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: the European Central Bank’s handbrake turn

With the ECB throwing in the towel on tightening fiscal policy, John Stepek looks at what effect this has had on the charts that matter most to market…
9 Mar 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: is the tide starting to turn?

The yield curve has perked up ever so slightly. John Stepek looks at what this and the global economy’s other most important charts mean for the marke…
2 Mar 2019
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Currencies

The nature of money

The best currencies are based on a strong democracy, strong institutions and a firm attachment to both the rule of law and the protection of private p…
28 Feb 2019
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Currencies

Before King Dollar loses his throne, inflation will take off

Predictions of doom for the US dollar are not new and have so far come to nothing. Yet while it might not happen tomorrow, the risk warnings are there…
28 Feb 2019
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Economy

It looks as though Brexit has been kicked into the long grass

Sterling rose sharply yesterday after forex markets decided we’re likely to get May’s deal or no Brexit at all. John Stepek digests the latest develop…
27 Feb 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: the tug of war continues

As the US Federal Reserve backs off, John Stepek looks at how quantitative tightening is affecting the global economy’s most important charts.
23 Feb 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: is the recessionary threat real or hype?

With worrying data from bond yields and US jobless figures, John Stepek looks at the global economy’s most important charts to gauge the threat of a r…
16 Feb 2019
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Currencies

Sterling might struggle as we approach Brexit Day – but long term it’s a buy

The uncertainty surrounding Brexit has left sterling undervalued. And while it remains vulnerable for now, it’s a solid buy in the long run. Dominic F…
6 Feb 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: the Powell put is in place

The Federal Reserve has done not so much a U-turn as a handbrake turn on monetary policy this week. John Stepek looks at how that’s affected the globa…
2 Feb 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: markets are waiting for a trade deal

Markets are starting to realise that any trade deal between China and the US may take some time. John Stepek looks at how this is affecting the global…
26 Jan 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: investors are still wary, but they’re no longer panicking

The good news is that the charts aren't pointing to a recession just yet, but they're not far off, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at the charts that…
19 Jan 2019
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Currencies

Russell Napier: the end of the euro is nigh

The current global monetary system is coming to an end – and the euro could be the main casualty, warns analyst and financial historian Russell Napier…
18 Jan 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: a big bounceback – but can it last?

John Stepek looks at the global economy’s most important charts to find out what’s behind the market’s latest rally, and how long it can last.
12 Jan 2019
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Stock markets

Will the market rally last?

Markets around the world are rallying after their wobbles over Christmas. And as is usual these days, it’s all down to one thing. John Stepek explains…
11 Jan 2019
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Stock markets

Here are my ten big predictions for 2019

Dominic Frisby dusts off his crystal ball and makes ten very specific forecasts about what is going to happen in the year ahead.
9 Jan 2019
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Economy

Why Apple’s sales warning has rattled the currency markets

Apple’s admission that sales will be lower than expected is clearly a problem for the tech giant. But it has much bigger implications for the global e…
3 Jan 2019
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Economy

Could 2019 see the beginning of the end for the US dollar?

The US defaulting on its debt is almost unthinkable. But with Trump in charge, it’s a tiny bit more thinkable than it was. And that would have disastr…
24 Dec 2018
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Economy

The charts that matter: the Fed turns tough

For the last time this year, John Stepek casts his eye over the charts that matter most to the global economy.
22 Dec 2018
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Stock markets

How did my prophecies for 2018 pan out?

Dominic Frisby revisits his economic predictions from a year ago to find out just how accurate – or wide of the mark – he was.
19 Dec 2018
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Economy

The charts that matter: if the dollar stays strong, everything else will stay weak

The US dollar doesn’t look like weakening anytime soon. John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter most to the global economy.
15 Dec 2018
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Currencies

Chart of the week: the pound’s post-war swan dive

The pound hit a new 20-month low against the dollar this week as Prime Minister Theresa May postponed the Brexit vote.
14 Dec 2018
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Economy

What does May’s victory mean for markets?

After Theresa May’s less than convincing win in the Conservative Party’s no confidence vote, John Stepek looks at how the markets have reacted, and wh…
13 Dec 2018
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The charts that matter: Powell takes a telling from Trump

In a week when the US Federal Reserve turned dovish on interest rates, John Sepek looks at what that means to the global economy’s most important char…
1 Dec 2018
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Currencies

Chart of the week: Bitcoin bubble hisses yet more air

Just 11 months ago, bitcoin reached a record price of nearly $20,000. Now it’s worth $4,300, its lowest level for more than a year.
23 Nov 2018
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Economy

Markets like gridlock – but they shouldn’t take it for granted

The markets got what they expected out of the US elections: political gridlock, which means no meddling by politicians. But it’s only a temporary repr…
8 Nov 2018
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Currencies

The pound is very, very cheap – but it’ll stay that way until Brexit is sorted

The pound could rocket once we have a satisfactory resolution to Brexit, says Dominic Frisby. But we have to clear that hurdle first.
7 Nov 2018
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Economy

The charts that matter: the market is on the turn

The volatility in global markets has continued this week. John Stepek looks to the charts that matter to get an idea of just what’s going on.
20 Oct 2018
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Commodities

Why it’s worth holding a bit of gold in your portfolio

Global equities are almost in bear market territory. We don’t know what will happen next. But that’s exactly why you should have some gold, says John …
12 Oct 2018
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UK Economy

How Brexit will hit sterling

Matthew Partridge talks to currency expert Jeremy Thomson-Cook about how Britain leaving the EU could affect sterling and other currencies.
5 Oct 2018
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People

Ray Dalio: beware a dollar slump

Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s biggest hedge fund, has warned the dollar could lose almost a third of its value.
28 Sep 2018
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Economy

The charts that matter: is this the turning point for the US dollar?

John Stepek looks at the charts that matter most to the global economy. And this week, it’s all about the US dollar.
22 Sep 2018
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Gold

Now looks like a good time to buy gold – but you need to watch this chart

One thing matters more than anything else to the price of gold – the US dollar. Where it goes, gold follows. Dominic Frisby looks at where it may be h…
21 Sep 2018
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Economy

Peter Schiff: the buck is heading for bust

America is slipping into a recession and yet everybody is blind to it.
14 Sep 2018
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Emerging markets

Indonesia's currency slides as emerging markets sell off

The emerging markets sell-off has pushed the Indonesian rupiah to its weakest level against the dollar since the 1998 Asian crisis.
13 Sep 2018
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